Upper Hermosa Road, TQ14
For Sale: £800,000
SITUATION/DESCRIPTION Rathlin House occupies an enviable position amongst similarly-styled period properties set around half a mile from Teignmouth town centre and promenade. Teignmouth is positioned on the lovely South Devon coastline, approximately 13 miles from the cathedral city and county town of Exeter. There is a fine promenade with sandy beaches, including a classic crescent of imposing Georgian buildings. There are boating opportunities on the estuary and the "back beach" has a selection of pubs and restaurants in a superb marine setting. The town has a wide variety of independent shops and cafes, along with a Waitrose supermarket and several excellent public houses. There is a further supermarket on the west side of the town, along with a recently opened theatre and bowling club close to the sea front. Teignmouth has several primary schools, along with a well-regarded secondary school/Community College, which is an easy walk away from Rathlin House and Trinity School, being a private school offering both primary and secondary education. There is a mainline railway station offering a direct link to London Paddington. The junction to the A380 via the B3192 is just under 5-miles away, which can be used to access the A38 and the M5, offering an easy commute to Exeter and beyond.
Rathlin House is a substantial and elegant Victorian villa set on an enviable south-facing plot with wonderful views, particularly from the first floor towards the estuary and countryside beyond. There are many features including high ceilings, cornices and tiled floors etc. The expansive accommodation in the main house comprises of two lovely reception rooms along with a study and a good-sized kitchen, as well as a large conservatory opening to the outside and providing a good sense of inside/outside living. To the first floor in the main house the large landing opens to four bedrooms with the master bedroom suite having a luxury en-suite bathroom and there are two additional en-suites to the first floor. There is gas fired central heating to the house and apartments and all the windows are double glazed. A real benefit of Rathlin are the two self-contained two-bedroom apartments that sit at the rear of the property currently generating good letting income but could also providing the possibility of cross-generational living etc. Outside there is an expansive car park, lovely terraces and lawns and a Mediterranean-style courtyard area with outdoor kitchen/barbeque, a great alfresco dining/ outdoor entertaining space. Additionally there is a heated swimming pool with further adjoining terraces and changing room/store.
ENTRANCE/RECEPTION HALL A uPVC double glazed entrance door opens to the large ENTRANCE VESTIBULE with uPVC double glazed windows having good views over the surrounding area. There are ceramic floor tiles, a cornice and central rose to the ceiling and a feature part glazed and panelled inner door opens to the:
RECEPTION HALL, an excellent welcoming space with a high ceiling having an ornate moulded cornice, a dado rail, ceramic floor tiles, panel doors to the principle downstairs rooms and an attractive staircase with timber newel post and balustrade. Also leading off the reception hall there is a sizeable CLOAKROOM/WC with a large under stairs store cupboard, feature tiling and a corner unit with open display shelves.
SITTING ROOM A wonderful sumptuous room with a high ceiling having an ornate moulded cornice and central rose. There is a uPVC double glazed splayed bay window overlooking the gardens and having good views towards countryside in the distance. Feature fire place with a marble surround, a raised slate hearth and a living-flame coal-effect gas stove. Picture rail.
DINING ROOM/CONSERVATORY The dining room is another well-proportioned and beautiful room with a high ceiling having an ornate moulded cornice and central rose. There is uPVC double glazed splayed bay window having good views across the gardens and taking in views towards the estuary, Shaldon beach and countryside beyond, as well as views towards Dartmoor in the west. Picture rail. The dining room opens to a...
CONSERVATORY with ceramic floor tiles and multiple uPVC double glazed windows. There is a pleasant outlook across the swimming pool area, along with views towards the estuary and beyond. French doors open to the terrace and swimming pool area.
KITCHEN Another pleasant room with a uPVC double glazed window overlooking the side terrace and ceramic floor tiles. The kitchen is fitted with a modern range of floor and wall mounted units with numerous cupboards and drawers and ample areas of roll-edge work surface, extending to a peninsular unit with display cabinets above. There is a one and a quarter single drainer stainless steel sink unit and space for a range-style stove with filter and lighting over. There is under surface space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a dishwasher. Space for large fridge/freezer. Feature tiled recess with high-level display mantle over. A cupboard houses the gas boiler supplying central heating to the main house.
STUDY Providing a good home-working space with a uPVC double glazed window overlooking the entrance area. High ceiling with cornice and central rose, dado rail.
First floor landing with feature coloured glass windows above the half landing, cornice to ceiling, feature baloustrade and newel posts around the stairwell, panel doors to the first floor rooms.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE A particularly lovely light room with a high ceiling having a cornice and central rose. There is a uPVC double glazed splayed bay window having truly breath-taking views over the surrounding area towards the estuary, the sea and a local coastal landmark known as the Ness, as well as views towards Dartmoor in the distance. There are two built in wardrobes, a picture rail and the bedroom space opens to:
LUXURY EN-SUITE BATHROOM Which also opens to bedroom 4 with ceramic floor tiles and a four-piece suite with tiled surrounds comprising of a corner bath, a large shower cubicle, a WC and a vanity unit with a heritage wash hand basin and cupboards below and above along with mirror and lighting. Feature towel rail with inset column radiator. uPVC double opaque glazed window, extractor fan and cornice to ceiling.
BEDROOM 2 Another wonderful room, similarly proportioned to the master suite with high level ceiling having a cornice and a uPVC double glazed bay window with wonderful views, similar to those also described in the master bedroom. There is an...
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM with dado-height tiling, a corner shower cubicle, a vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and mirror above, a WC and extractor fan.
BEDROOM 3 Another double bedroom with a side facing uPVC double glazed window overlooking the terrace, a cornice to ceiling and central rose. A recessed cupboard houses the large hot water cylinder. Picture rail and an....
EN-SUITE BATHROOM with hinged access to the loft space having a pull down ladder and being of a particularly good size. Side facing uPVC double opaque glazed window and modern suite with tiled surrounds comprising of a corner bath, a WC and a vanity unit with large inset wash hand basin, with mirror and shaver light above and cupboards and drawers below.
BEDROOM 4 Cornice to ceiling with central rose and a uPVC double glazed window having excellent views across parts of the town towards the estuary and countryside beyond. Dado rail and recessed cupboard.
THE APARTMENTS Rathlin House benefits from two apartments currently let on assured short hold tenancies and both having gas-fired central heating.
Apartment 1 - A pleasant two storey apartment with accommodation comprising of a sitting room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms one of which enjoys good estuary views and a bathroom with 3 piece suite and shower over the bath.
Apartment 2 - Another pleasant single storey apartment with a sitting room, a kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, a utility area, a store room and a bathroom with a 3 piece suite and shower over the bath.
OUTSIDE Rathlin House has a wide approach/entrance with feature pillars that open to a large carpark/driveway, providing parking for numerous vehicles and having an under cover car port. The gardens are particularly lovely, being south-facing. There is an attractive paved terrace with steps down to a good-sized level area of garden, laid principally to lawn with pretty borders and areas of bedding stocked with a good variety of small trees, shrubs and specimen plants. Adjoining the lawn there is a large chalet style SUMMER HOUSE, with decked entrance veranda, lighting and power points, this is available for sale by separate negotiation. To the side of the house there is a wonderful Mediterranean-style courtyard/terrace, being paved and with an outdoor kitchen/barbeque with an area of quarry tiled preparation surface with cupboards beneath and terracotta style tiled canopy over. This area provides a lovely sheltered seating/entertaining space, perfect for alfresco dining area and opens to another small courtyard serving one of the apartments. Adjoining this there is a further large terrace with the heated swimming pool with paved surrounds and feature stone balustrades. There is an outdoor shower, a pump and boiler room and a changing room with adjoining stores as well as an adjoining area of bedding with mature palm.
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- 8 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- 3 Receptions
- A SUBSTANTIAL AND ATTRACTIVE DETACHED VICTORIAN VILLA
- SOME LOVELY VIEWS TOWARDS THE TOWN ESTUARY & SEA
- TWO LARGE RECEPTION ROOMS
- KITCHEN AND CONSERVATORY
- FOUR BEDROOMS IN THE MAIN HOUSE (3 EN-SUITE)
- TWO ADDITIONAL 2-BEDROOM SELF CONTAINED APARTMENTS
- EXTENSIVE PARKING
- LOVELY SOUTH-FACING GARDEN AND TERRACES
- HEATED SWIMMING POOL & COURTYARD WITH OUTDOOR KITCHEN